Flight Lieutenant Victoria Anderton

#1
Give that woman a large G&T :D

Flight Lieutenant Victoria Anderton adds to Gordon Brown's woes

"Wearing a black scoop-neck T-shirt and dark-rimmed spectacles, Victoria Anderton stood up in a small room on the north bank of the Thames this morning before sweeping back her blonde hair and, in a quiet, faltering voice, delivering another small but pointed blow to the Prime Minister’s fading authority.

A month after Gordon Brown appeared at the International Institute for Strategic Studies he was followed by General Stanley McChrystal, the US commander in Afghanistan who has conducted a review into the war.

After calling for renewed vigour in the mission and greater resources, General McChrystal asked for questions from the audience.

Ms Anderton raised her hand to speak. “Flight Lieutenant Anderton,” she said by way of introduction. “I’m actually going out to Kandahar to serve with the Tornado GR4s next year and can I say how much more confidence I have now in my chain of command than I had after Prime Minister Gordon Brown was here a couple of weeks ago.”


http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article6857284.ece

And yes I would.
 
#3
Serving member of HM Forces, off to the sand pit next year, speaking in a press conference, was she given the nod to speak? If she was, all very good, if she wasn't, then kiss the pension bye bye.
 
#4
Despite the obvious attractions of the Flight Lieutenant the more interesting thing was McChrystal's facial response.
Not sure wether (from a Brtish point of view) its amusing or embarrasing.
 
#5
buttonsin3s said:
Serving member of HM Forces, off to the sand pit next year, speaking in a press conference, was she given the nod to speak? If she was, all very good, if she wasn't, then kiss the pension bye bye.
It sys at the bottom she won't be facing disciplinary action for her comments. Make of that what you will
 
#8
I caught that earlier and was gobsmacked tbh.

Since when were serving personnel, especially officers, allowed to gob off about politics?

Brown might be a knob but he's still our PM and she was well out of line coming out with that.

I'm sure plenty of Septic military dislike Obama but would never dare mock their own leader, least of all in such a public setting.

That aside, does the stupid Crab bint really think that Obama or Gates or McChrystal have any more ideas about Afghanistan than the rest of us?

She should be severely disciplined; it's embarrassing for Britain.
 
#11
She;s a flight Lt and wears glasses ? Don't you need good eyesight to drop bombs and read a HUD :?
 
#12
FFS, she is going for a job outside the mob, did anyone see David Reeves (LCpl, Int Corps) speak at the party conference? His view of Telic was we had enough air support (he got the jollies everywhere when needed), the equipment was good for the job and up to standard (not quite what i was told, not quite what a coroner said), but hats off to the guy for having the balls to stand up in front of the faithful with his Iraq miniture medal on and saying that everything in the garden is rosey.
 
#15
An exception to the observation of 'All bollox and no brains' Her case being 'No bollox and no brains.' A stupid self serving comment that has achieved precisely fcukall.
 
#16
buttonsin3s said:
His view of Telic was we had enough air support (he got the jollies everywhere when needed), the equipment was good for the job and up to standard (not quite what i was told, not quite what a coroner said)
Must have been a different Telic to the one I went on then.

The bird's right. She might not get disciplined, I bet her CR this year's not quite as gleaming as she was expecting though.
 
#17
Spanny said:
She;s a flight Lt and wears glasses ? Don't you need good eyesight to drop bombs and read a HUD :?
On the one hand, she might be a maintainer or an administrator.

On the other, they might be her reading glasses, rather than her bombing glasses.

All the best,

John.
 
#19
maybe she's clerk! She said she was 'with' them not driving 'em!!
 
#20
buttonsin3s said:
Serving member of HM Forces, off to the sand pit next year, speaking in a press conference, was she given the nod to speak? If she was, all very good, if she wasn't, then kiss the pension bye bye.
A gross exaggeration, even if this officer had incurred official displeasure.

BTW it wasnt a press conference but a Q&A session following a lecture. Such events are often subject to the Chatham House rule which means that views expressed can be reported but not attributed; clearly not the case on this occasion.
 

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